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Suprasorb X+PHMB

A moist wound dressing for critically colonised and infected wounds

In detail

Suprasorb® X+PHMB aids wound healing or reduction of the wound area of wounds at risk of infection or infected wounds.

Its HydroBalance effect means it is able to absorb exudate and donate fluid at the same time, dependent on the condition in different areas of the wound bed. Providing a moist wound healing environment.

PMHB exerts antimicrobial action against a wide spectrum of pathogens*: fast and effective in killing bacteria, fungi and yeasts.

It selectively acts on bacteria without affecting healthy cells. Suprasorb X+PHMB releases PHMB to work within the wound not just in the dressing.

The moist environment and cooling effect of Suprasorb X+PHMB is perceived as pleasant and soothing. It is highly conformable and well tolerated.

*See instruction for use for in-vitro spectrum

Recommended e-learning modules

Suprasorb® X+PHMB

The structure and mode of action of an antimicrobial dressing that incorporates HydroBalance technology.

Wound infection

Identifying at risk patients and recognising wound infection. Infection management, including antimicrobial agents available.

Common questions


Indications for use:

light to moderately exuding, superficial and deep, infected wounds E.g. pressure ulcers, venous/arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, partial thickness burns, post-operative wounds, skin donor and skin grafting sites


Full thickness burns, cartilage injuries. Do not use Suprasorb X+PHMB on patients sensitive to any of the components of the dressing.

Ordering codes

LR code PIP code NHS SC
Antimicrobial Dressing (5 singles) 5cm x 5cm 20540 344-0575 ELY243
Antimicrobial Dressing (5 singles) 9cm x 9cm 20541 344-0583 ELY244
Antimicrobial Dressing (5 singles) 14cm x 20cm 20542 344-0591 ELY265
Antimicrobial rope (5 pieces) 2cm x 21cm 20543 344-0609 ELY245

Clinical evidence

A clinical audit of Suprasorb X+PHMB

Looking at efficacy of SuprasorbX+PHMB

Author: S Fumarola, M Butcher, P Cooper, D Gray, F Russell, S Stringfellow, M Bertram, K Duguid, G Pirie,
Publication: Wounds UK Journal 2010, Vol.6, No.3
Date: September 1st, 2010


Comparison of PHMB-containing dressing and silver dressings in patients with critically colonised or locally infected wounds

Both SuprasorbX+PHMB were effective in reducing pain and bacterial burden. However, SuprasorbX+PHMB was significantly faster and better in removing the critical bacterial load.

Author: T. Eberlein et al.
Publication: Journal of wound care vol 21 , no 1 , January 2012
Date: January 1st, 2012


A cohort study on the efficacy of a polyhexanide-containing biocellulose dressing in the treatment of biofilms in wounds

The results suggest that continuous application of SuprasorbX+PHMB reduced biofilm in the stagnating wounds in the study.

Author: E. Lenselink, RN, MA, A. Andriessen, PA , PhD
Publication: Journal of wound care vol 2 0, no 11, November 2011
Date: November 1st, 2011


Prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical study of a biocellulose wound dressing for the treatment of venous ulcer patients

An American clinical study comparing the effectiveness of Suprasorb X with compression therapy with a non-adherent contact layer with compression in 46 hard to heal venous ulcers in an outpatient setting.

Author: T Phillips, Department of Dermatology, Boston, USA A Andriessen, Consultant & UMC, Netherlands et al
Publication: Poster presentation at Wounds UK, Harrogate - November 2010
Date: November 1st, 2010


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